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PR No. 180 “PAKISTAN IS INVITED FIRST TIME IN THE “OUR OCEAN” CONFERENCE IN SEPTEMBER 2016 IN USA”.ZAHID HAMID. Islamabad

Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Climate Change held a meeting with representative of relevant departments related subject to discuss and consult to actively participate in the conference. Pakistan received an invitation from from US through a letter received from Secretary of State of US John Karry . Secretary of State John Kerry will host the 2016 “Our Ocean” conference in Washington, D.C. on September 15 to 16. The conference will focus on the key ocean issues of our time – marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts on the ocean.

 

Dr Asif Inam from Ministry of Science and Technology said that, “we should vast our activities to tab the resources through this opportunity and make an active participation”. He also defined many things regarding marine policy, fishery and oceanography, fishery and strengthening seaports, protecting Marine Habitats and its ecological significance.

Dr. Ahsan Feroz, from Ministry of Science and Technology, Captain Faiz Hussain from Ministry of Defense,   Lieutenant Commander Pervaiz Iqbal from Neval Head Quarter, Dr. Muhammad Asif Riaz  from Navy, Dr. Alamdar Hussain Malik, Director Ports and Shipping and M. Junaid Wattu from Ministry of Food and Security also participated in the meeting.

Provincial governments will also be invited in next meeting for consultation to actively participate in this high level conference .

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